We have books, ongoing book sales, audiobooks, books to download, books to listen to, magazines and DVDs for all ages. We also have a selection of local newspapers including The Morning Times, The Daily Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Rocket Courier, The Sullivan Review, The Canton Independent-Sentinel, and USA Today.
Get a Card
PA residents can sign up for a Sayre Public Library card free of charge at the circulation desk in the library. We ask that you provide a driver’s license or other identification and proof of address. If you have recently moved and your identification does not reflect your current address, you may bring a recent piece of mail with your name and address on it.
For Out of State residents, there is a $10 one-time fee to sign up for a library card. Guthrie employees who reside outside of Pennsylvania may sign up for a Sayre Public Library card at no cost.
A Sayre Public Library Card allows you to borrow/return materials and utilize resources from all nine libraries in Bradford County − Allen F. Pierce Public Library (Troy), Bradford County Public Library, Green Free Public Library (Canton), Mather Memorial Library (Ulster), Monroeton Public Library, Sayre Public Library, Spalding Memorial Library (Athens), Sayre Public Library, Towanda Public Library, and Wyalusing Public Library. If you currently hold a library card at one of these system libraries, you may use it at Sayre Public Library and do not need an additional card.
Materials are checked out for two weeks and will renew automatically for another two week period as long as they have not been put on reserve by another patron. Materials originating outside of Sayre Public Library, such as bookmobile books and interlibrary loans, will not renew automatically.
To access your account online, go to the online Catalog. Enter your full card number and your phone number with no dashes into the boxes at the top right corner. Once logged in, click on the My Account button. This will bring up a box with a number of options. Click on the Items Out / Renewals option. If an item is able to be renewed, there will be a button that says Renew to the right of the item.
There are a few reasons an item might not be renewable, including if it has been renewed twice already, if another member has it on reserve, or if your account has fines accrued above $10. For additional renewal assistance or questions, please call the library.
To reserve materials online, first sign in to your account through the online Catalog. Enter your full card number and your phone number with no dashes into the boxes at the top right corner. Once logged in, search for the material you would like.
If the item is available through Sayre Public Library, click to open up the record, then click on the button on the top left that says “Reserve this item.” You will be notified when your item is ready to be picked up.
If an item is not available at Sayre Public Library, you can see if it is available at any of our nine system libraries by clicking on the “Search Other Libraries” option above and below the search results.
If an item is available at one of our other system libraries, you may put in a request for an interlibrary loan by opening the item record and clicking the button on the top left that says “Request this item.” We will then request that item via interlibrary loan, and notify you when it is available for pick up at Sayre Public Library.
If an item is not available at any of our system libraries, we can use the Access PA system to request an item through interlibrary loan. Please call the library at 570-888-2256 or stop in to make a request.
Patrons have access to books from other libraries through the AccessPA book borrowing and lending service. To request a book through an Inter-library loan contact a library staff member or use our Contact form.
eBooks and AudioBooks
Borrow eBooks and audiobooks to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed eBooks to your Kindle ereader. It’s free and easy to use. Once you download the Libby app, just enter your full Sayre Public Library card number to link the account to eBranch2Go, our district’s eBook and audiobook collection. You can also review the eBranch2Go collection and/or read on your computer by going to the Online Resources page on our website.
If your card number doesn’t link, please call the library at 570-888-2256, as it may be an older card that needs to be added to the registry.
Ongoing basic computer and laptop classes are available. Check our Library programs calendar for dates and times.
Computers and WiFi
The library has FREE WiFi service and maintains six desktop computers and several laptops and iPads with high-speed Internet access that patrons may use free of charge.
Along with the computers we also provide a scanner that you are able to use free of charge. You can print from the computers or use our copier for $.25/page. Color printing is available for $1.00/page. If you need to send a fax we can do that as well! Faxes are $.50 per page.
Microfilm Reader and Local History
The library maintains a state-of-the-art digital microfilm reader which is open to the public for use. The library holds an archive of 35mm film rolls containing back editions of the local newspaper currently dating from March 1891 to June 2015. Other archived film rolls contain limited census information. Depending on condition and size, the reader will also work with traditional microfilm formats, although the library does not maintain its own collection of these. Patrons are, however, welcome to bring their own microfilm for viewing.